Another fun guest that we have been speaking with is Michael from AllTimeTrading, who is a representative that has been with the company for years. AllTimeTrading is one of the major wholesale clothing distributors in the United States, but they supply more than just clothing and apparel. They have a warehouse with over 100,000 products in inventory and they distribute tens of thousands of products on a weekly basis all around the world. So we understand that they’re big players so we were excited to be able to get some information from Michael from AllTimeTrading in terms of what are the hottest products right now and for 2016. Michael provided us with a list, with which we did some additional research on to provide you with this detailed list.

  1. Summer Dresses & Apparel: Clearly this is a hot category for right now, as the temperature is rising and people are getting ready to go on vacation and to the beach. Michael mentioned that a lot of their customers are starting to pick up wholesale lots of summer dresses, slippers/flip-flops, sunglasses, and a lot of other accessories including beach bags and towels.   wholesale summer dresses, apparel, sunglasses, flip flops
  2. BBQ accessories: Not a lot of people think about buying BBQ / barbecue accessories in bulk, but according to Michael, these are also selling like hot cakes beginning now. A lot of people are beginning to barbecue from as early as late April! These products range from brushes for marinating, grill scrubbers, and food trays.  wholesale bbq barbecue accessories grills scrubs spatula
  3. General Apparel: Clothes is one thing that people buy all year round, and the buying wholesale apparel is almost always a great idea if you’re operating a retail or wholesale business. Just be sure to purchase the clothes that are appropriate for the upcoming months and the hot weather headed our way.  wholesale clothing apparel t shirts dresses
  4. Ankle Socks: Although a lot of people will be purchasing flip-flops, slippers, and sandals for the summer, there will still be plenty of people who will be wearing sneakers. Ankle sock and no show socks are perfect for the summer, so it’s no surprise if people are starting to stock up on these low cut socks. Both men and and women will purchase colorful and funky socks as well as solid/plain colors.  wholesale bulk ankle low cut no show colorful socks
  5. Sporting Goods: This is a hot selling category with very low competition as well. With the weather getting better, most people are spending more time outdoors. Their wholesale sporting goods section includes a wide range of products including bike locks, bicycle accessories, water bottles, beach chairs and more. wholesale bicycle bike accessories and parts

Here’s some more tips. If you’re looking to sell these in a brick and mortar store, feature a poster or put these hot summer products by the window so that you could attract as much foot traffic as possible. Starting now in April, people may not be wary of their needs for the summer yet, but if you put it in front of their face, they’re much more likely to buy. If you’re selling online, your landing page should feature these types of products.

If you’re looking to purchase these hot wholesale items, AllTimeTrading.com is one of the most reliable sources for very low priced items that you can get for under $1 a piece!



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We spoke with Liz Wang briefly today and she was very enthusiastic about the topics pertaining to casinos and poker. Liz’s business operates out of Queens, New York and her business My Cards & Chips Inc. has a warehouse full of all everything you need to host your next house game. Her products ranges from decks of cards, shufflers, tables, dice, and more. When she first started this company, she was primarily selling to those who played games in their garage and she eventually scored a deal with a casino and hotel group. Liz’s business now grosses over $6 million in sales annually.

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Liz: Our business is very niche and we target a very specific audience. However, what a lot of retailers did not know at the time is how much of a demand there is for playing cards, dice, and other similar products. I did not jump into this market because I knew this was a very large and untapped market, but because I actually had a lot of friends who hosted and played house games or would visit the casino frequently. I started off dealing poker at my friend’s garages and basements and started looking into getting tables and discount cards because we were constantly replacing decks of cards. I never thought that this business would grow so fast and that there was such a large demand for stuff like this.

Me: So how did you actually get your first foot in the door and begin distributing to a casino group? How much of your business is dependent on the casino?

Liz: I’d say that getting a deal with the casino got started because I knew the right people. I have spent my fair share of time in Atlantic City and I was lucky enough to meet one of the managers one day, and at the time I had already been in business for a little over two years. He was really interested in my business and said that he could try to schedule a meeting with the guy who manages the supplies. Within a month, we had a deal going. My business was doing good numbers prior to signing a deal with casino, but they definitely gave us the money we needed to fund large projects and really scale our business up. Right now we have strong sales reports to show, so I can’t say any part of our business is dependent on the sales from the casinos.

Me: I understand that you’ve expanded your business into other categories, what other categories are there?

Liz: We started doing a lot of retail in addition to the wholesale and distribution that we did. We have started private labeling sunglasses and other apparel. People enjoy wearing our products at the casinos. We have expanded very little in terms of product categories, but we now carry a larger variety of products under the same  category. What we really expanded on is our clientele. A lot of bars and pool halls have started purchasing from us.

Liz will be a guest speaker tonight during our Open Mic Early Bird topic discussions.